May 09, 2014

Issue #1310

Cover Story

The Fault in Our Stars

by Sara Vilkomerson | May 30, 2014
An impossible love story. An unexpected phenomenon. How a little novel about teens with cancer could be the most romantic movie of the summer. Read it
Magazine Cover (May 09, 2014)


Graceful Exit: Sandra Oh

by Sandra Gonzalez | May 30, 2014
As she says goodbye to ''Grey's Anatomy,'' the star looks back at her time on the hit ABC soap, and the character that changed her life Read it

3 Rounds with Miranda Lambert

by Lynette Rice | May 30, 2014
We ply the reigning queen of country music with cocktails — and get her to talk about writing hits, the perils of celebrity marriage, and how she likes her deer steak (chicken-fried) Read it


Feedback: May 9, 2014

May 30, 2014
Your reactions to FX's ''Fargo,'' respects for Mickey Rooney, and more Read it


Tonys Love Stars...From TV

by Jason Clark | May 30, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston are both nominated for their stage work this year Read it

Monitor: May 9, 2014

by Stephan Lee | May 30, 2014
George Clooney gets engaged, Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde welcome their first son, and more Read it

Book Article

Motherly Love

by Tina Jordan | May 30, 2014
You know what your mom really wants for Mother's Day ? A book! So we've rounded up some of the season's best, including a graphic memoir, a fabulous biography of John Updike, and even a cookbook billed as "baking with attitude." Read it

Editor's Picks

May 30, 2014
We share the hot, new hardcovers we love Read it

Advice, Kurt Vonnegut-Style

May 30, 2014
As a bracing antidote to the new crop of sweet advice books for grads, Seven Stories is publishing a collection of Vonnegut's commencement speeches — and as you might imagine, ''If This Isn't Nice, What Is?'' is a blast of pure acid; here are some of his best lines Read it

Hot Titles

May 30, 2014
We share this week's new best-sellers Read it

Book Review

The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons

by Joe McGovern | May 30, 2014
''After tackling DNA and the periodic table in his previous books, Kean has moved on to the human brain, which he dissects via dozens of vivid anecdotes, beginning with one about the two titular barber-surgeons who operated on Henri II of France after the king's jousting accident in 1559.'' Read it

The Noble Hustle

by Clark Collis | May 30, 2014
''The Noble Hustle never manages to escape the shadow of James McManus' terrific Positively Fifth Street, which detailed the author's participation in the 2000 WSOP.'' Read it

Fictitious Dishes

by Melissa Maerz | May 30, 2014
''Why is reading about food just as satisfying as eating it? As Dinah Fried notes in Fictitious Dishes, in which she photographs literature's most famous meals, the very language we use to talk about reading is about consumption.'' Read it

The Selected Letters Of Elia Kazan

by Marc Snetiker | May 30, 2014
''You wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a threat from Elia Kazan, the formidable director who helmed (and fought over every detail of) classics such as A Streetcar Named Desire. Kazan's correspondence reveals a man who got whatever he wanted thanks to his masterful manipulation of Hollywood's eggshell egos.'' Read it


by Stephan Lee | May 30, 2014
''Mirroring the Phoebe Prince tragedy, Tease is about vicious teen bullying — but in a rare twist, it's told from the bully's side of the story, not the victim's.'' Read it

Save The Date

by Amy Wilkinson | May 30, 2014
''What Save the Date lacks in rollicking fun it makes up for in hard-won insight. ''I dislike the idea of 'wasted time' and the term 'failed relationship' because these attitudes define success as getting married and staying together forever,'' Doll muses after cracks in her own romance come to the fore at a fete.'' Read it

Cover Story

The Fault in Our Stars

by Sara Vilkomerson | May 30, 2014
An impossible love story. An unexpected phenomenon. How a little novel about teens with cancer could be the most romantic movie of the summer. Read it

DVD Review

Ace in the Hole

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 30, 2014
''In 1974, Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles redefined comedy forever.'' Read it

Hollywood Insider

'Justice League' Finds a Familiar Commander

by Nicole Sperling | May 30, 2014
After years of speculation (and one false start), Warner Bros. finally announced a date for the multi-hero film. Donning the director's cape? Zack Snyder, the man behind the studio's other superhero mash-up. Read it

Movie Article

If a Film Falls in a Forest...

by Anthony Breznican | May 30, 2014
After a sad theatrical release, Coen brothers' film, ''Gambit,'' is hoping for a second chance via VOD Read it

The Wild World of Takashi Murakami

by Nina Terrero | May 30, 2014
The famous designer is making his directorial debut with ''Jellyfish Eyes,'' a fantastical bildungsroman about a boy and his alien friend Read it

Goonies! We Map the Sequel

by Keith Staskiewicz | May 30, 2014
Do the truffle shuffle! Richard Donner, director of 1985's ''The Goonies,'' just let slip that there's a follow-up in the works, with a story by Steven Spielberg. How might the script play out? Consult our narrative treasure map, where X marks the plot. Read it

Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

by Chris Nashawaty | May 30, 2014
''There's a lot riding on 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', not just commercially (although there is that) but also as a signpost of what lies ahead. Thankfully, director Marc Webb's dizzy, slickly enjoyable sequel gets a ton right.'' Read it


by Chris Nashawaty | May 30, 2014

Music Article

Future Islands: On The Verge

by Kyle Anderson | May 30, 2014
The Baltimore dance-rock trio's gloriously unhinged late-night debut on 'Letterman' in March made them Internet-famous. What will they do for an encore? Read it

When Stars Attack...With Songs

by Leah Greenblatt | May 30, 2014
Last week, Lily Allen's new single, "Sheezus," made headlines for calling out Gaga, Rihanna, Katy, Beyoncé, and Lorde — and reminded us how much the music world can be like a giant high school bathroom wall. Read on for some of the best sonic beatdowns in the business (minus rap, only because we'd need about eight more pages). Read it

Music Review

Nikki Nack

by Melissa Maerz | Jun 11, 2014
''On her third full-length, Nikki Nack, her love of music that's rich with history still makes for propulsive listening, even if some references are willfully obscure.'' Read it

News Article

Sound Bites: May 9, 2014

May 30, 2014
Memorable lines from ''Two and a Half Men,'' ''Veep,'' and more Read it

News and Notes

The 'Thrones' Effect

by Melissa Maerz | May 30, 2014
Is TV's high body count killing quality? Why your favorite characters keep dying. (Warning: Nothing but spoilers ahead!) Read it

Hit List: May 9, 2014

by Dan Snierson | May 30, 2014
George Clooney gets engaged, Teri Polo files for bankruptcy, and more Read it

Black Star, White Ceiling

May 30, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o has an Oscar and is PEOPLE's Most Beautiful Woman. So why can't she find a film role worthy of her? Read it

In Memoriam

by Marc Snetiker | May 30, 2014
A tribute to some of the memorable men and women who courageously gave their lives to the 2013-14 television season Read it

TV Article

That Girl: Greta Lee

by Stephan Lee | May 30, 2014
Meet the 31-year-old whom Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer are clamoring to hire; if you're not hip to Lee's quirky brand of comedy, you will be — and soon Read it

Behind the Scenes of 'Penny Dreadful'

by Lynette Rice | May 30, 2014
Showtime's Victorian England-set thriller (debuting May 11) is a monster of a production — and not just because it stars Frankenstein's brute Read it

TV Review

24: Live Another Day

by Jeff Jensen | Jun 26, 2014
''24: Live Another Day — a reanimation of Kiefer Sutherland's thriller, which clocked out four years ago — shambles back sadder than most. Despite the high-grade action, the premiere is more a showcase for everything that was bad about 24 than a reminder of everything that was good.'' Read it

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